Kourtney Kardashian Praises Kris Jenner, Says Penelope Disick And North West Already Fight Over Their Shoes
With Mother’s Day approaching this weekend, Harper’s Bazaar asked Kardashian to share the “greatest lesson on motherhood” she’s learned from her famous mom. “She really has shown me a balance between being a mom and having a relationship — she had such a great relationship with my dad,” Kardashian replies, referring to her late father and Jenner’s first husband, Robert Kardashian. “I think she does it all, and she’s really showed me that. And she’s also shown me and my sisters how to celebrate life and celebrate holidays, and she takes so much pride, she’s instilled that in us.”
Kardashian says she didn’t give her sister Kim much advice before she, too, became a mother, but notes that raising kids together has had a positive impact on their relationship. She explains, “Everyone has their boundaries and process, and I think she learned a lot by watching me go through everything first. Everyone has their own experiences, so I didn’t want to sit there and be like, ‘This is what you should do.’ I learned from her as well. It’s such a cool process, just figuring it out for ourselves. I think we’re always teaching each other.”
And swapping children’s clothes, too. “Kim sticks to more neutral colors with North. With Penelope I put her in more prints and colors. A lot of things Kim will try on North and realize they’re not her personality, like some super-girly dresses, so she hands them over to Penelope,” reveals Kardashian. She goes on to share an amusing story about Penelope and North, who apparently both “love shoes,” getting in a little tiff. “Last night North was over and they were fighting over shoes in Penelope’s closet and they were so cute,” recalls the proud mom and aunt. “By the end they were sharing and trying the shoes on each other and having so much fun. It reminds me of how Kim and I were when we were little girls.
Indeed, Kardashian also remembers to the outlet “playing in my mom’s closet with Kim as little girls.” “We had this game we played, I was Donna Karan and she was my assistant, and I was really bossy. We would always hear my mom talk about designers, and she had all this designer vintage, but it wasn’t vintage at the time — a lot of Chanel — such great clothes, shoes, jewelry. We had so much fun playing in her closet,” reflects the reality star.
Kardashian further discusses how she tries to keep her three kids “comfortable” with the “Keeping Up With The Kardashians” cameras around, saying “what’s most important is knowing that they’re my priorities, no matter what’s happening — they always come first.” Interestingly, though, at the time of the interview, Mother’s Day plans were still up in the air.
“I’ve just asked my mom what she wants to do — if she wants to have a barbecue and just hang out. Because all of our lives are so busy, it’s nice to just relax at one of our houses and hang out by the pool and just chill,” says Kardashian. She continues, “We usually like to make breakfast too. There’s this Armenian breakfast we all make together: You have to make the dough the night before, so I do that, and then Khloe and Kendall usually cook the dough in the morning, and then no moms have to do dishes. That’s the rule.”
What do you think of Kardashian’s take on motherhood with her mom, sister, and kids?